Releases Recap: November 1 – 5

Oculus Blog
November 6, 2021

This week, we released a bunch of titles and updates across the Oculus Platform. Here’s a rundown of the highlights:

Blade & Sorcery: Nomad
The era of weightless wiggle-sword combat is over. Blade & Sorcery: Nomad is a medieval fantasy sandbox like no other, focusing on melee, ranged, and magic combat that fully utilizes a unique and realistic physics-driven interaction and combat system. Built exclusively for VR, collisions are dictated by fine hitboxes, objects have weight and follow the laws of physics, creatures have full body physics and presence, and blades can be used to penetrate soft materials or deflect magic. In Blade & Sorcery: Nomad, the combat is limited only by your own creativity. Choose your weapon, choose your stance, choose your fighting style. Be the powerful warrior, ranger or sorcerer you always dreamed of becoming!

Perfect For: Fans of SWORDS of GARGANTUA, Until You Fall, and The Wizards - Dark Times
Developer: Warpfrog
Available On: Oculus Quest 2 // Rift Platform
More Info: Sharpen Your Sword for 'Blade & Sorcery: Nomad,' Out Now on Quest 2

The Secret of Retropolis
The Secret of Retropolis is a VR narrative game of a new kind, a blend of classic point-and-click adventure with immersive cinematography. Embody the witty protagonist of a film noir plot. Meet unforgettable characters. Solve puzzles. Lose yourself in the retro-futuristic atmosphere. Boot up that nostalgia for your favorite 90's point-and-click adventure games. Look around. Find items. Solve puzzles. Keep the past alive. (No robots were harmed in the making of this game.)

Perfect For: Fans of Madrid Noir, Wolves in the Walls, and Dear Angelica
Developer: Peanut Button
Available On: Oculus Quest Platform // Rift Platform
More Info: Film Noir Meets Point-and-Click Adventure in ‘The Secret of Retropolis’

In Death: Unchained - Desolation
You’ve conquered the forces of both Heaven and Hell. What’s next? Find out in the new Desolation DLC for In Death: Unchained. Desolation is a free add-on for Superbright’s acclaimed (and infinitely replayable) bow-and-arrow roguelike. The expansion adds a fourth world for players to explore and overcome, and four new foes that will put your archery skills to the test—plus three new special arrows to help fight them off. And with better procedural generation, new dynamic lighting, volumetric fog effects, and realistic reflections, In Death: Unchained both plays and looks better than ever.

Perfect For: Fans of Holopoint, Ninja Legends, and Elven Assassin
Developer: Superbright
Available On: Oculus Quest Platform
More Info: Explore a Whole New World With the Free ‘Desolation’ DLC for ‘In Death: Unchained,’ Out Now

Real VR Fishing - Year 2 Edition
If you don’t live near easy access to fishing spots or don’t have the means to go out and fish regularly, then the next best thing is sitting down and casting your line in Real VR Fishing. And the major free Year 2 Edition update makes the experience better than ever. Locations will now feature a variety of water depths with different (accurate) types of fish in each depth level, overall improved fishing mechanics, a brand-new redesigned in-game store, and better tutorials to get new players up to speed faster. There are also new types of bait, improved lure fishing, new float fishing, and a new requirement to either reel or twitch your lure to attract different fish in different environments.

Perfect For: Fans of Bait!, The Climb 2, and BRINK Traveler
Developer: MIRAGESOFT, Inc.
Available On: Oculus Quest Platform
More Info: Prep Your Bait and Cast Your Line for the Massive, Free ‘Year 2 Edition’ Update in ‘Real VR Fishing’ for the Oculus Quest Platform

POPULATION: ONE - Power of the Cores Event
The Power Core Delivery started this week! Grab a Power Core and deposit it at a Converter. Power Cores can be equipped and stored in your inventory, but they don't stack. Core Converter locations are marked on your minimap with a red star. Core Converters will grant a weapon of increasing rarity for each core you and your squad deposit. If you and your squad deposit 4 cores you'll receive the most powerful rarity ever seen in the arena. Plus, each core you and your squad deposit will count towards earning exclusive rewards.

Perfect For: Fans of Onward, Hyper Dash, and STRIDE
Developer: BigBox VR, Inc.
Available On: Oculus Quest Platform // Rift Platform

Visit the Oculus Store on the Quest and Rift Platforms for even more immersive content. We’ll see you back here next week for another batch of releases.